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Advanced Clinical Practitioner (Radiographic Reporting)

Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Part-time
Award: MSc
Not suitable for international students
Start date: View attendance dates
Faculty of Health Studies
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This programme has been specifically designed to meet the need for expert radiographers who undertake reporting for the NHS and independent health organisations.  It incorporates the criteria of the Society of Radiographers for advanced practice and will be taught by a range of local, national and international experts in the reporting field. 

The programme offers you the opportunity to develop and apply knowledge and skills to report, inform and eventually lead a range of clinical and professional situations.  You will develop radiographic reporting skills as well as leadership and research knowledge designed to meet the challenges of service delivery in advanced healthcare.

You will learn how to use a range of information, data, tools and techniques to improve the quality of reporting, patient care and health outcomes as well as demonstrate impact and value, including aspects of patient safety, risk assessment and risk management within a clinical governance context.

Why Bradford?

This programme has been designed to meet the increasing demand for expert Advanced Clinical Practitioners in radiography who can safely undertake ‘reporting’ in an advanced role providing safe diagnostic reports and important information to inform clinical decision making across the NHS and private and independent care providers.

This programme will:

  • provide an educational framework that is vocationally relevant, which meets your professional development needs and the organisational needs of employers
  • stimulate you to become a self-directed learner who is motivated to sustain and advance your own continuous professional learning
  • develop your reporting skills, knowledge and critical understanding to an advanced level
  • further develop your cognitive and practical skills to undertake data synthesis and complex problem solving
  • develop you as a leader with the skills and confidence to act as a role model, supporting the professional development of colleagues and the work of your organisation
  • develop you as a critically reflective competent leader who will manage service development towards effective, sustainable, inclusive, fair and ethically sensitive service provision

Entry requirements

Students must:

  • be in possession of an undergraduate Radiography degree
  • be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • be working as a registered Diagnostic Radiographer in a UK Hospital
  • be in an area of employment that can offer necessary practical experience to facilitate work based learning
  • have a mentor in their work place that has the appropriate advanced practice skills


The modules for this course can be found in the latest programme specification.

Reading lists

All reading lists can be found here.

Career support and prospects

Career support

The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.

Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.

Career prospects

You will become an autonomous practitioner who can work in advanced and specialist roles with high levels of accountability.


Fees, Finance and Scholarships

Tuition fees

See the Fees and Financial Support website for 2018/19 module fees.

Tuition fees are subject to review for students starting their course in subsequent years. See our Fees and Financial Support website for more details.

How do I find out more?

Steps to Postgraduate Study

Find out more about studying at a postgraduate level on the official, independent website Steps to Postgraduate Study (link opens in new window).

How to apply

The easiest way to apply is online.

This will help us process your application more quickly and allow you to submit your supporting documents electronically.

If you are unable to apply online, please email to request a paper application form.

We will also need the following supporting documents, along with any other information specified on the course page:

  • Degree certificates/transcripts
  • Research proposal (if required)
  • Two references (including one academic reference)
  • Evidence of English language level (if required)
  • A copy of your passport

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.